DeSean Jackson Wishes More Coaches Understood That He Doesn’t Need To Practice Much

January 30th, 2019

D-Jack says he wants to play for the Rams

And now we understand more about Bucs malcontent wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Jackson was talking yesterday and took fans deeper into his mindset — and perhaps why he wants to leave the Bucs. And before you Jackson backers start arguing that with Joe, Jackson was clear he wants to play for the Rams and reunite with head coach Sean McVay.

“I would like to kind of end up in L.A. being a Ram,” Jackson said. “Sean McVay, you know, we got some connection from when I was in D.C., but we’ll see how it plays out, man. Right now, I got another year in Tampa.”

Along with his friend Michael Vick, Jackson spoke on The Simms And Lefkoe podcast recorded in Atlanta hosted by Adam Lefkoe and former Buccaneers QB Chris Simms.

Addressing Vick and Jackson, Simms noted the pair are a unique breed in NFL history.

“You’re kind of like urban legends,” Simms said. “Alright, you really are,  where I feel like maybe you debunk some of the normal rules of the NFL, you know, the step-in-line culture. Because you guys are so talented, that, not to say you can get away with [violating] rules, but you can get away with things other guys could not get away with. I mean, [because] they knew you were [going to perform]. That’s the way the NFL works.

Jackson jumped in quickly and praised Simms for his mentality.

“I think you have a 100 percent correct way of thinking about it,” Jackson said. “But I think where I’ve been able to come to in my career, it like we as athletes, professional athletes, having so much success and early on in our career being in Pro Bowls and being players who has done some things that no other players have done, you kind of create that model and that mold behind that. Like, ‘I know what it takes to get the job done.’

“But then you have some coaches that have the old school mentality, ‘You gotta go to practice. You gotta do it this way.’ But we like, as long as when Sunday comes in between the white lines we do what it takes, we know what needs to be done. So it’s like I love [your] mentality and I wish a lot more coaches in the NFL kind of take that [approach for] certain players. Now the younger players, you have to go through [practice] and get it. But it’s just hard, man.”

Translation: Jackson doesn’t like practice. And guess what, later in the interview he talked about how he looked up to notorious practice-hater Allen Iverson.

Simms told Jackson there’s only a finite number of times a guy like Jackson can flash his top-end speed during practices leading up to a game, and coaches don’t understand that. Jackson agreed wholeheartedly.

Vick explained that when he was an Eagles teammate of Jackson, the two had an understanding that Jackson wouldn’t run hard on Fridays and Vick would adjust his passes accordingly. Of course, Vick said, this was an idea hatched by Jackson, who laughed about it.

Joe soon will have more from Jackson, specifically explaining why he’s a bad fit for a young quarterback.

63 Responses to “DeSean Jackson Wishes More Coaches Understood That He Doesn’t Need To Practice Much”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Yes but Desean, others need to practice wit you.

  2. Todd Says:

    Get him the eff OUT!

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    Its funny to hear complain about this, when they gave a full pass to K win-slow when he did the same thing!!!!!!!! But when favorites fail it is easier to distract, deflect and blame others!!!!!!!! Side note, the back up QB seemed fine “without practicing”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The 2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, That the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. bucfan999 Says:

    That’s probably why the timing between Jameis and Jackson was always poor. Jameis can hit Godwin and Evans on long balls but always seems to miss Jackson. Now we know why, Jackson is lazy and selfish…BYE BYE lazy Jackson.

  5. WalkdaPlank Says:

    LOL at Tmax for thinking this guy is not “mediocre”.

    Maybe if he were as good as Allen Iverson on the gridiron he could skip practice but he ain’t, and he also has terrible chemistry with his starting QB.

    What a clown this guy is, bring back hump and ship Fraction Jackson to the Jags so he can whine some more.

  6. AlteredEgo Says:

    DJax imagines himself playing this Sunday if Licht had made the trade of DJax’s wishes….IMO he ain’t coming back because he wants to play for a SB ring and that in his estimation ain’t happening next year with the Bucs. This is ALL on Licht for not seeing the big picture and selfishly protecting his ego and job with the Glazers….the situation is 10 x’s worse now and a lingering reminder along with the sickening feeling and realization that his trade value is greatly reduced now as opposed to at the trade deadline….everybody would be happy if a trade was made last fall

  7. danr Says:

    i do get the idea that there are only so many times you can go 100% in a week and keep up your energy throughout a year.

    but i feel like coaches get that too. I feel like jackson doesnt get that practice is still valuable at 75% and in the offseason 100 person is worth it to get the timing down.

  8. DooshLaRue Says:

    He be gone soon……. know what I be sayin’?

  9. Pryda..sec147 Says:

    Rams won’t take him lol

  10. Sunny Says:

    That’s y JW can’t hit proper long balls in games , he doesn’t know what speed DJax is running , also I bet when that ball is not suppose to go to him , DJax slow down on his routes like moss use too.

  11. Mitch Says:

    @Realist you are forgetting that Winslow’s knee/leg was forever affected from his motorcycle accident in 05. He played in pain for the remainder of his career. Desean has had no such career altering injury or chronic pain that has been reported. He is just a narcissist whose only concern is getting what he wants.

  12. AlteredEgo Says:

    DJax needs a QB with a quick whip of an arm…like KC has…anyway his trade value is 2-3 rounds later now than it would have been before the deadline…Bone head Licht…football acumen aside…Licht has character flaws that will doom as a believable GM…

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Remind me again…when is that he last time his way resulted in 1,000+ yards?

  14. Capt Kidd Says:

    This whiny ass loser can’t leave soon enough!

  15. Anthony Dickson Says:

    How does everyone think that kind of mentality will mesh with how B.A. wants his players to practice.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @The Buc Realist

    As I recall, very few gave Winslow a ‘pass’.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I said he would not work out when he was signed, and I was right.

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I agree completely with TBBF…it’s not just improving yourself in practice…it’s about helping your teammates get their timing and expectations down as well.

    Iverson is an absolutely horrible example. There is no sport I can think of….perhaps hockey comes closest…that is more favorable for one man play and the NBA is the epitome. I like LeBron but when he brings the ball up the court in a tight situation…the other four might as well figure out rebound angles because he’s going to let it fly over 90% of the time when the games on the line. Same for Iverson.

    Football has eleven guys on the field that need to perform in some semblance of unity.

    DJAX is a cancer. We all feared this when he was signed. So our worst fears have been realized and it’s time to cut bait and move on. It has been a failed experiment.

    The first step into fixing a problem/mistake is admitting you have the problem or made the mistake. Licht has made plenty of mistakes as have all NFL GM’s…some GM’s are better than others in admitting that others hang on far too long because of their egos. Licht is really looking like that latter group.

    You all can name players Licht should have discarded and moved on from but it APPEARS that Licht SOMETIMES has difficulty admitting his mistakes. DJAX needs to be gone before guys report in April! I’d like to see him traded (given away) to Jacksonville.

  19. Robert Says:

    This cat gets it. You can’t run a car at 8,000 RPM’s for long. Same with people.

    He knows he’s only got limited time left on that speed and he wants to use it scoring TD’s not running for some qb who can’t hit a deep ball to a fast WR.

    The Pats will take him and it’ll be like when Randy Moss played there.

  20. Lamarcus Says:

    Rams better not sign him and/or don’t even bring him around Goff. If this happens it will doom the Rams.

  21. zzbuc Says:

    This clowns are destorying sports…Is all about there own ego´s and their legacy….How long with this arrogant will last with Billicheat or Parcells or Cower…..This is getting ridiculous…..Tired of the Lebron´s of the Antonio Brown´s and the list is really big…… De sean you are a lucky person with great physical skills but there is nothing in between your ears it´s empty…….This is not tenis or golf, thjis is a team sport you arrogant fool!!!!

  22. Robert Says:

    Chucky had a fast WR named Joey that sat out a lot of practices!

    but what does Chucky know.

    listen to bonzai, the grown man with a dragon fetish. sheez.

  23. Couch Fan Says:

    Can we just get rid of this turd already? Its no wonder he cant seem to stay on any team for to long. I was excited when we got him now I just want this loser gone pronto. Terrible example for the other players, especially the young ones.

  24. The Buc Realist Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    January 30th, 2019 at 10:18 am
    Remind me again…when is that he last time his way resulted in 1,000+ yards?

    It was the last time that jw3 was not his qb for the season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Waterboy Says:

    Brandin Cooks is pretty fast too and already has a contract with the Rams. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp aren’t bad either. MeJax would be a decent rotational guy with the Rams but he won’t make anywhere close to 10 mil a year there.

  26. Hodad Says:

    He’s an L.A. guy, should’ve shipped him there before the trade deadline. Thanks Licht for keeping the cancer here, you are the real reason we’ve sucked for the last five years. Only wish Licht was on the next plane out with all his other failed FA attempts.

  27. BucsFIRE Says:

    “……you have some coaches that have the old school mentality,
    ‘You gotta go to practice.”


    LOL, all that I needed to read.
    Get the F out of here you LOSER.
    We don’t want or need you.

  28. Phil Says:

    I don’t like to practice either which is why I don’t play. That and the fact that I’m old and have no talent.

  29. JJV Says:

    What a waste of salary cap space on a player that has poor chemistry with our starting QB. He was brought here for being a deep threat with his speed. But what good is it if it rarely is successful. Some may say it is the threat and attention he brings to the table. But I doubt that is really taken serious when the defenses know that most of the time it fails with him. Is it really worth all that money when there are cheaper options that may produce much better results?

  30. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Here you have Jackson talking about how he doesn’t like to practice and how good he already is while a guy like Tom Brady goes to practice everyday and has team friendly contracts to help out as much as possible. That is why one is great while the other hasn’t even came close to sniffing that success.

  31. Mitch Says:

    @Robert poor example. Gruden allowed that to happen due to his injury history. Joey Galloway blew out his knee 00 and has documented hamstring problems that culminated when he was left sidelined for six weeks in 04. In an effort to overcome those issues he further utilized a workout regimen that he mastered during his time at Ohio State. Gruden allowed for that regimen to supplement his time in training camp to save his legs. This was also all when Galloway was 35/36 years old. Desean only just turned 32. Desean is not a team player while playing a team sport. Galloway was the ultimate team player during his time in Tampa. You can not compare them.

  32. 813bucboi Says:


    wrong yet again!!!!….lol….

    carry on…..its getting comical….lol….


  33. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    “Practice?? PRACTICE???? We talking about practice??!” – Legendary Allen Iverson

    Hey joe what about all those other buccaneers that actually came to practice???


    5-11 is what showing up to practice gets you!

    Once again Joe demonizes Jackson’s statements when in reality Djax lit the field up in the first four games of the season. So whatever Djax says about how he prepares for a game actually works!!

    BUT THEN mediocre DUMB DUMB Jamies came in and ruined Desean Jackson promising season!

    Suck on that Joe

  34. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Bucs practices SUCKS!!!!!!!

  35. Wausa Says:

    Even if DJax is correct.
    You can’t operate a football team with certain players loafing at practice or deciding when he can and can not practice.
    If age is catching up with him and he can only practice a few times a month then a team needs to consider whether he is worth a roster spot or not.

    He is not worth $10MM per year in my opinion.

  36. Dbwbucs1 Says:

    I think Bucs fan7423 and Bucs realist are the same guy. The Bucs had a winning record before Djax got here. Does he have rings I’m not sure I thought the eagles won after he left but I’m not sure

  37. Mike Johnson Says:

    Why is it takin so long? Please Arians get rid of this malignant Cancer!
    DJ should not hit the practice Bucs practice field this year. At this point, I could care less what we get for him in return.

  38. Not there yet Says:

    Freaking grimes and Jackson! To say Koetter was clueless and didn’t know his locker room is an understatement. The two guys people thought they needed the most are the two biggest drama queens outing the team on podcasts.

    Crickets from any veterans or team captains. Too many mentally weak players that love football on your roster licht because free agents come here a Debo your roster every season

  39. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    This explains alot. This is why we sucked that last few years. No discipline or work ethics but rather selfish attitudes. We have Desean that doesn’t like to practice and Grimes who does not feel he gets paid enough to cover elite WR. Bunch of complainers!

  40. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Dbwbucs1 Says:
    January 30th, 2019 at 11:25 am
    I think Bucs fan7423 and Bucs realist are the same guy. The Bucs had a winning record before Djax got here. Does he have rings I’m not sure I thought the eagles won after he left but I’m not sure

    #7423 isn’t a hypocrite like Realist

    Keyword is “a” as in JUST ONE SEASON WITH A WINNING RECORD!!!!

    Jezus christ you guys are low standard morons

    That’s why your team sucks

  41. Buc50 Says:

    Galloway caught a lot of hitches and slants. Jackson doesn’t get those passes thrown his way so the comparison makes no sense.

    As for Iverson, basketball is such a different sport that it’s no comparison there either. Both sports need practice but a talented player in basketball can get by much easier.

  42. AJ Says:

    D-Jax, Grimes, Swaggy Baker….man we were infested with cancerous attitudes in the locker room. That explains a lot when the chips were down.

  43. BigMacAttack Says:

    “And I was like, and she was like and then they were like…. oh my gaad. Can you believe he actually wants moist to practice? I’m like I could actually break a nail or something. No way. Like I just can’t do that, not now. Like no way. Do these jeans make me look fat?”

  44. Gettinthebucs Says:

    Lol can’t wait till the Commish gets a hold of this one😂😂😂

  45. The Buc Realist Says:

    while everyone is debating, deflecting and blaming, we need to really examine why this is just a symptom of the “real” problem!!!!!!! And that is not have a clear priority and single direction to head too!!!!!!!!!!! for example, you have a young QB who needs many reps to perform, and you bring in a talented vet who can’t perform all those reps in practice!!!!! Who is at fault??????

    Its the same as the higher ups, saying they are all about winning, then send a home game across the globe so that they can host parties and superbowls!!!!!!
    Its the same as saying to the coach to develop the QB, but to has to win now to keep the job!!!!
    Its the same as having GMC, but cannot run another scheme because it does not fit GMC, and the scheme that seems to fit gmc does not work, with out a truck load of great, talented, players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you pull in too many directions, you end up going no where!!!!! and that is exactly where the Bucs are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck new coaches, you will need it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. SW500CAL Says:

    I say ship his ass to Buffalo and let him fade away. Sign Hump and let’s move on from Jackson’s whiny attitude. Maybe Jackson could put a good word in for Grimes in Buffalo and Miko can drive the bus. LOL!

  47. BucDan Says:

    This is all about ME attitude.

    The TRUE greats are turning in their graves and and those that are still with us are cringing at the quote.

    All I hear when somebody says “I am good enough to not have to practice” is “I do not want to reach my full potential”.

    I do not care how “good” you are. You could be better.

  48. 813bucboi Says:


    dirk had 4 years to develop winston!!!!!!….every HC in the NFL has to win games in order to keep their job regardless if they have a young QB or proven vet!!!!!!!

    face it, dirk fail miserably and got fired for underachieving!!!!!!!!….simple as that!!!!!!!!

    stop making excuses and hold dirk accountable!!!!!!!…he failed and was fired!!!!…get over it!!!!!!!

    theres a new sheriff in town!!!!!….get behind him or follow dirk to ATL!!!!


  49. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Yet he wants to go to the Rams that have an even younger QB. Smh. What an idiot.

  50. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    Trade him for Brandon Cooks a la Keyshawn for Galloway…

  51. firethecannons Says:

    Dude sets a piss poor attitude example. He gets overthrown more often than not and that is on him. Sell him to the Cardinals , he can help with their rebuild–LOL!

  52. Jean Lafitte Says:

    If he can’t be professional enough to wrap his head around the fact that he has a contract obligation in Tampa to give us 100% participation, then let’s get rid of him. I understand he’s older and feels he can get away from hard practices but it’s the wrong perception for a young team that’s trying to change the culture of losing. Djax can be an asset for us but not if he’s not truly committed to be here.

  53. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Personally I think that’s what’s wrong with this franchise. When players don’t want to be here they play like crap to get out. If you asked every single rookie coming in what team they would like to play for, I would guarantee the Bucs would probably be chosen the least.

  54. Jean Lafitte Says:

    …and I believe it’s another reason why we struggle to sign top FA

  55. RustyRhinos Says:

    Dump this non team player to the curb, when you do not practice as much as you can with the QB, then you wail about not getting the ball thrown to you where you “like” it . I do not want a player who thinks like this on our team. To form a chemistry between the players all players need to practice together as much as they can. If you do not want to do that do not complain about lack of catchable balls. Practice makes perfect.

    Send him to the Rams, cut him, or trade him if you can.. but good riddance to you sir.

    Go Bucs!

  56. Pickgrin Says:


    No way is that attitude gonna fly with BA.

    By contrast – Koetter was brown nosing DJax like crazy his entire two years here. Likely because he was afraid of DJax turning into a legit lockerroom cancer if coach didn’t sing his praises and state that he was “always open” on multiple occasions…

  57. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    He wants to be a Ram?

    Great, trade him to Arizona.

  58. JB Says:

    Three words can describe DJax:

    Narcissistic personality disorder

    It’s #BellLetsTalkDay and this guy is definitely mentally ill and should see a therapist.

  59. Ed chase Says:

    Get a 3rd or 4th rounder and resign Humphreys.

  60. Wesley Says:

    I’m also better at working part time.

  61. Old School Athlete Says:

    Allen Iverson’s NBA Championships: 0
    Desean Jackson’s NFL Championships: 0
    Guess disliking practice and former coaches are not their only similarities.

  62. Bucs 14 Says:

    Plz release this POS today.

  63. John B Says:

    Yeah, Jerry Rice is so stupid for training like he did

    Mesean is so much better…..